Keiko Fujimori

Pope: Corruption is 'social virus' infecting Latin America

Pope Francis strongly condemned corruption in Latin America as a "social virus" infecting all aspects of life in stern remarks Friday to Peru's president and high-ranking political leaders, several of whom are embroiled in the region's biggest graft scandal.

Hours after decrying the destruction of Peru's Amazon, the pontiff warned President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and other leaders gathered that another, more subtle form of environmental degradation is also pervading society: corruption.

"How much evil is done to our Latin American people and the democracies of this content by this social virus," the pope said. "Everything being done to combat this...

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